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In a series of fourteen letters widely published in late 1767 and early 1768, John Dickinson counsels leaders on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean on the economic folly and unconstitutionality of new British revenue laws that ignore the rights of Englishmen living in the American Colonies.
Topics: Dickinson College, John Dickinson
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by Lena Dickinson Outlaw
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Lena Dickinson Outlaw's Dickinson Genealogy: Circa 750 to 1977 .
Topics: Dickinson Family, Dickinson College, Genealogy, Lena Dickinson Outlaw, John Dickinson
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by Lysander Spooner
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Lysander Spooner uses legal interpretation and the rule of natural law to argue that slavery is not specifically permitted by the Constitution of the United States.
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Coach Wilber J. Gobrecht's history of football at Dickinson College from 1885 to 1969.
Topics: Dickinson College, Football, Red Devils, Wilbur J. Gobrecht
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Frederick Douglass recounts his personal experiences as a slave.
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Having traveled several times to the sub-continent as a supervisor of Methodist missions abroad, Bishop John F. Hurst, a talented and diligent observer and student, provides a detailed view of India and Ceylon in the later nineteenth century.
Topics: John F. Hurst, Travel, India, Ceylon, Dickinson College
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by Horatio Collins King
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Horatio Collins King (Dickinson College Class of 1858) edited this collection of songs related to Dickinson College, located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Topics: Dickinson College, Horatio Collins King, Music
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This post features video highlights of Dickinson's 1967 football season. Dickinson was 3-5 for the year.
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Reverend George B. Cheever argues against the statement of slavers which stated that their views on slavery in the Bible were correct, albeit out of context. He also explains the immorality of the Fugitive Slave Act which Congress passed in 1850.
Topics: George B. Cheever, Slavery, Fugitive Slave Act, Dickinson College
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The Dickinson College catalog for the 1934-1935 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment, requirements for graduation, tuition and other fees, and campus facilities, college policies, and lists of teaching faculty, college trustees, and various administrators.
Topics: Dickinson College, Education, Course Catalog
The Hamilton library Association published this document written by Richard Henry Pratt.
Topics: Richard Henry Pratt, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Carlisle Indian School, Dickinson College
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by Office of Indian Affairs
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The 1904 edition of Rules for the Indian Service
Topics: Indian School Service, Carlisle Indian School, Dickinson College
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Benjamin Rush compiles his observations of many years, drawn from his own study and that of others, outlining one of the first descriptions and treatments for psychiatric disorders in American medicine.
Topics: Dickinson College, Benjamin Rush, Medicine
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This post features video of students who, in a protest against the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War, marched from Morgan Field to the US Army War College. Before showing footage of the march itself, the video starts with clips of the student protesters in the Holland Union Building and gathering on Morgan Field.
Topics: Dickinson College, Student Protests, Vietnam War, Vietnam War Protests, Student Protests, Vietnam...
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This post features film footage of students from Dickinson College who, in a protest against United States involvement in the Vietnam War, marched from the college campus to the US Army War College located on the Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, PA. Continuing past the War College entrance, the students marched to a piece of property owned by Dickinson College. There the marchers gathered for a period of time, heard addresses by various speakers, and then marched back to campus. The protest march...
Topics: Student Protests, Vietnam War, Dickinson College, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Vietnam...
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by Charles Nisbet
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Volume 3 of an unpublished manuscript transcription of 200 lectures on moral philosophy delivered by President Charles Nisbet at Dickinson College Dec. 1, 1788 to May 13, 1789, transcribed by student Samuel S. Mahon, class of 1789. (v. 1. Moral philosophy -- v. 2. Of moral laws -- v. 3. Of economics.)
Topics: Charles Nisbet, Samuel S. Mahon, Dickinson College, Education, Moral Philosophy, Economics
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by William Still
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William Still, clerk for the Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society for fourteen years, publishes an account of the Underground Railroad based on his personal notes.
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Moncure Conway reflects on his 1883-84 journey across the United States, then across the Pacific to lecture in Australia, and finally through Asia, to study the manifestations of the non-Christian religions.
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In 1798, Benjamin Rush collects twenty-five of his previous writings and republishes them in a single volume. The essays range in topic from education and crime and punishment to tobacco use and the slave trade.
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by Charles Coleman Sellers
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Charles C. Sellers, retired librarian and curator of special collections, authors a history of Dickinson College in celebration of its bicentennial.
Topics: Charles Coleman Sellers, Education, Dickinson College
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The Dickinson College catalog for the 1969-1970 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment, requirements for graduation, tuition and other fees, and campus facilities, college policies, and lists of teaching faculty, college trustees, and various administrators.
Topics: Dickinson College, Education, Course Catalog
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Journalist Franklin B. Sanborn offers a biographical account of his friend John Brown, and includes in his work correspondence between Brown and other prominent figures of his time.
Topics: Franklin B. Sanborn, John Brown, Harper's Ferry, Dickinson College
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The Dickinson College catalog for the 1961-1962 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment, requirements for graduation, tuition and other fees, and campus facilities, college policies, and lists of teaching faculty, college trustees, and various administrators.
Topics: Dickinson College, Education, Course Catalog
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Wilbur Siebert, professor at Ohio State University, presents a history of the Underground Railroad based on his years of research on the American anti-slavery movement.
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William U. Hensel prepares this account of the Christiana Riot for the Lancaster County Historical Society in order to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the incident.
Topics: William Uhler Hensel, Christiana Riot, Slavery, Fugitive Slaves, Dickinson College
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An anonymous Philadelphia Whig argues that James Buchanan is a superior candidate in the 1856 elections because he will preserve the Union in the face of the issue of slavery.
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The Dickinson College catalog for the 1996-1997 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment, requirements for graduation, tuition and other fees, and campus facilities, college policies, and lists of teaching faculty, college trustees, and various administrators.
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Immediately following the American Civil War, James Fowler Rusling was ordered to make a tour of western military outposts. Ten years later, he wrote a comprehensive account of his journey. His observations provide a valuable look at the economics, culture, and politics of a continent on the verge of great change.
Topics: James Fowler Rusling, Travel, Dickinson College
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The Dickinson College catalog for the 1959-1960 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment, requirements for graduation, tuition and other fees, and campus facilities, college policies, and lists of teaching faculty, college trustees, and various administrators.
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The Dickinson College catalog for the 1874-1875 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment, requirements for graduation, tuition and other fees, and campus facilities, college policies, and lists of teaching faculty, college trustees, and various administrators.
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by Frederick Douglass
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Frederick Douglass offers an autobiographical account of his life both as a slave and later as a free man.
Topics: Frederick Douglass, Slavery, Fugitive Slave, Autobiography, Dickinson College
Writing for an end to the African slave-trade, Jesse Torrey argues that, while slavery might continue in the United States, slave masters should not be tyrants to those under their authority.
Topics: Jesse Torrey, Slavery, Dickinson College
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by William O. Blake
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The book is a detailed account of the origins of slavery in ancient history through the introduction of Christian slavery to North Africa, the African slave trade from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, the Middle Passage, and slavery in the West Indies to the nineteenth century. The book focuses a large portion to the modern American era of slavery which deals with issues of the government and the Constitution, focusing on the annexation of Texas, the Compromise of 1850, the Missouri...
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The Dickinson College catalog for the 1971-1972 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment, requirements for graduation, tuition and other fees, and campus facilities, college policies, and lists of teaching faculty, college trustees, and various administrators.
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by Richard Henry Pratt
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Richard Henry Pratt's address before the Pennsylvania Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, at the Union League, Philadelphia on October 23, 1912. This is also supplemented by Pratt's address to the Society of American Indians at their annual convention, in Columbus, Ohio, on October 5, 1912.
Topics: Richard Henry Pratt, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Carlisle Indian School, Dickinson College
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The Dickinson College catalog for the 1994-1995 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment, requirements for graduation, tuition and other fees, and campus facilities, college policies, and lists of teaching faculty, college trustees, and various administrators.
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Dr. Robert C. Smedley authors an account (published posthumously) of Underground Railroad operations in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Topics: Robert C. Smedley, Underground Railroad, Pennsylvania, Slavery, Fugitive Slaves, Dickinson College
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The executor of the estate of James Buchanan selected George T. Curtis to write this two-volume biography of the fifteenth president.
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The Dickinson College catalog for the 1962-1963 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment, requirements for graduation, tuition and other fees, and campus facilities, college policies, and lists of teaching faculty, college trustees, and various administrators.
Topics: Dickinson College, Education, Course Catalog
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Coach Wilber J. Gobrecht's history of men's track and field at Dickinson College from 1899 to 1996.
Topics: Dickinson College, Track and Field, Red Devils, Wilbur J. Gobrecht
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Hinton Helper, a Southerner, suggests that slavery is leading to the economic downfall of the South and that abolition is necessary in order to become commercially competitive.
Topics: Hinton Helper, South, Abolition, Slavery, Dickinson College
John Price Durbin, a devout Methodist and college president, reflects on his travels in Asia Minor, where he followed the route of the Israelites in their flight from Egypt on to the Holy Land, describing both the historical and the contemporary political and cultural scene in the Turkish Empire.
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by James Redpath
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In this biography published shortly after the execution of John Brown, James Redpath recounts the life of the leader of the famed Harpers Ferry raid.
Topics: James Redpath, John Brown, Harpers Ferry Raid, Slavery, Dickinson College
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by James Buchanan
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Compiled and edited by John Bassett Moore, this twelve-volume set of the collected letters and speeches of James Buchanan, spanning his entire political career, includes both personal and professional documents.
Topics: Dickinson College, James Buchanan
Réponse Aux Entretiens, Composez Par Mr. Bayle, Contre la Conformité de la Foi avec la Raison, & l'Examen de sa Theologie. Amsterdam: Chez François L'Honoré, 1707.
Topics: Isaac Jaquelot, Books of Isaac Norris, Dickinson College
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by Buchanan, James
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Compiled and edited by John Bassett Moore, this twelve-volume set of the collected letters and speeches of James Buchanan, spanning his entire political career, includes both personal and professional documents.
Topics: Dickinson College, James Buchanan
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by Society of American Indians, Richard Henry Pratt
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This issue of the American Indian Magazine, which is edited by Gertrude Bonnin, includes two articles by Richard Henry Pratt.
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The full title of this item by Charles Keith is Monody to the memory of the Rev. Dr Charles Nisbet, : many years first minister of Montrose, and late president of the college of Carlisle, in Pennsylvania
Topics: Charles Keith, Charles Nisbet, Dickinson College
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George Crooks weaves together the life of a Methodist pastor, educator, and advocate of emancipation with words drawn from his journals and letters. This biography follows John McClintock's life chronologically and outlines in detail such pivotal personal events as the 1847 "McClintock Riot" in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Topics: Dickinson College, John McClintock, George R. Crooks
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In a passionate essay drawing both upon reason and religion, Benjamin Rush lays out his powerful objections to the judicial taking of a human life, whatever the crime.
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by James Buchanan
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Compiled and edited by John Bassett Moore, this twelve-volume set of the collected letters and speeches of James Buchanan, spanning his entire political career, includes both personal and professional documents.
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Josiah Henson offers an autobiographical account of his life as a slave.
Topics: Josiah Henson, Slavery, Fugitive Slave, Dickinson College
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by Albert Taylor Bledsoe
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In his essay, Albert Taylor Bledsoe counters a number of arguments and positions of the Abolitionist movement.
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Ten essays comprise Volume 3 ("Early Dickinsoniana") of The Boyd Lee Spahr Lectures in Americana .
Topics: Dickinson College, History, Education, John Dickinson, Benjamin Rush, Joseph Priestley, Robert...
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This post features video clips of various administrators and faculty at Dickinson College. Some of the clips feature them in academic regalia, suggesting this video was taken during Commencement.  For more information about this item, please visit this page: http://archives.dickinson.edu/node/26567
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This post features a video of Dickinson College President William Wilcox Edel and President Fred Pierce Corson.
Topics: Dickinson College, William Wilcox Edel, Fred Pierce Corson
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The Dickinson College catalog for the 1891-1892 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment, requirements for graduation, tuition and other fees, and campus facilities, college policies, and lists of teaching faculty, college trustees, and various administrators....
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The Dickinson College catalog for the 1894-1895 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment, requirements for graduation, tuition and other fees, and campus facilities, college policies, and lists of teaching faculty, college trustees, and various administrators.
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The Dickinson College catalog for the 1904-1905 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment, requirements for graduation, tuition and other fees, and campus facilities, college policies, and lists of teaching faculty, college trustees, and various administrators....
Topics: Dickinson College, Education, Course Catalog
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This post features an album by Dickinson College's Men's Glee Club. The album was released on two records, each with two sides, for a total of 11 songs. Phil Anderson wrote the album description, James Mackie was the President of the Glee Club, and James C. Heinkle was the Faculty Advisor. Dickinson College is located in Carlisle, PA.   For more information about this item, please visit this page: http://archives.dickinson.edu/node/26544
Topics: Dickinson College, Dickinson College Glee Club, Dickinson College Alma Mater
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This post features video clips of streets around Dickinson College. It most notably features clips of North College Street between the Academic Quad and the Holland Union Building (HUB).
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The Dickinson College catalog for the 1871-1872 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment, requirements for graduation, tuition and other fees, and campus facilities, college policies, and lists of teaching faculty, college trustees, and various administrators.
Topics: Dickinson College, Education, Course Catalog
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This video includes clips of a football game between Dickinson College and Haverford College on October 31, 1936. This game, which Dickinson wins 31-0, is held at Haverford College in Haverford, PA. Dickinson College is located in Carlisle, PA.   For more information about this item, please visit this page: http://archives.dickinson.edu/node/26505
Topics: Dickinson College, Football Game, Haverford College
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This post features a clip from the General Electric College Bowl in which Dickinson College competes against Mississippi College on October 3, 1965. In this clip, Dickinson's students win the contest, and the host awards them their prize money.   For more information about this item, please visit this page: http://archives.dickinson.edu/node/26535
Topics: Dickinson College, General Electric College Bowl, Mississippi College
Representing the convention, Angelina Grimké presents a call to action for women to battle against the injustices of slavery.
Topics: Angelina Grimké, Slavery, Women, Dickinson College
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The Dickinson College catalog for the 1968-1969 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment, requirements for graduation, tuition and other fees, and campus facilities, college policies, and lists of teaching faculty, college trustees, and various administrators.
Topics: Dickinson College, Education, Course Catalog
Arguing that free African Americans are denied basic human rights, William Lloyd Garrison outlines ways that the community can overcome the differences in the races.
Topics: William Lloyd Garrison, Slavery, Abolition, Dickinson College
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This book, compiled and prefaced by Marie Korey, is a short-title, annotated catalog of the Isaac Norris collection that includes an introduction by Edwin Wolf 2nd and a forward by Dickinson College Archivist Martha Slotten.
Topics: Marie Elena Korey, Isaac Norris, Dickinson College, Archives, Education
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by George Leffingwell Reed
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Directory of Dickinson College Alumni, edited by George Reed.
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The second volume in Ralph Wallace White's A Family Chronicle: The Story of Charles Nisbet and His Descendants
Topics: Ralph Wallace White, Charles Nisbet, Dickinson College
John Dickinson's speech in the colonial assembly opposes Benjamin Franklin's faction seeking, in 1764, to end Pennsylvania's proprietary status in favor of that of a royal colony.
Topics: Dickinson College, John Dickinson
Jesse Bowman Young offers a thinly disguised account of his own experiences as a teenaged soldier and officer serving in a wide range of campaigns of the American Civil War, including Fort Donelson, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.
Topics: Dickinson College, Jesse Bowman Young, Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg
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by James Fowler Rusling
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A Civil War general and New Jersey lawyer, James Fowler Rusling comments on what he sees from his northeastern "Yankee" viewpoint during a tour of Europe in 1899. The result is a valuable "snapshot" of Europe through an American perspective at the end of a remarkable century.
Topics: Dickinson College, James Fowler Rusling, Europe
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by James Buchanan
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Compiled and edited by John Bassett Moore, this twelve-volume set of the collected letters and speeches of James Buchanan, spanning his entire political career, includes both personal and professional documents.
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Benjamin Rush, early America's most eminent physician, presents almost fifty separate essays on medical subjects as diverse as the effects of alcohol on the system and the causes of yellow fever. Through these essays, Rush demonstrates his remarkable capacity for observation and enquiry.
Topics: Dickinson College, Benjamin Rush, Medicine